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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks

Pro-democracy protesters are downloading a fast-growing app called FireChat to stay in touch. It has been used around the world during political unrest.

At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality

During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.

Should You Do The Do-Over If There's A Chance For A Second Chance?

As world-class violinist Joshua Bell plans a second Washington, D.C. Metro performance, we reflect on the rare opportunity to try something again.

Afghanistan's New President: 'Hold Me Accountable'

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes over from Hamid Karzai after a disputed election that forced a unity government with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.

Swedish Scientists Square Off Over Who Can Sneak In Most Dylan Lyrics

It all started in 1997, when two professors from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm published an article on flatulence titled "Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind."

California Enacts 'Yes Means Yes' Law, Defining Sexual Consent

The new law requires an "affirmative consent" and states that consent can't be given if someone is asleep or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Resigns

Dr. Stanley Romenstein has resigned as president and CEO of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The collective bargaining agreement between the orchestra’s players association and ASO leadership expired on Sept. 6 and a new agreement has not been reached. In a statement, Romenstein said he believed his leadership of the orchestra was getting in the way of new agreement. ““I believe that my continues leadership of the ASO would be an impediment to our reaching a new labor agreement with the ASO’s musicians,” Dr. Romanstein said in the statement, released Monday afternoon .

Japan's Mt. Ontake Is Still Erupting As Questions Emerge About Warnings

At least 36 people are feared dead following Saturday's eruption that caught hundreds of hikers by surprise. Another plume of ash and gas has complicated rescue efforts, which again have been halted.

4 Years Of Lessons Learned About Drugmakers' Payments To Doctors

American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?

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